I normally hunt public, but it's been getting progressively worse the last 3 years. I'm not gonna be able to hunt at all this year due to a recent eye surgery. It SUCKS too, because wild game supplements the other meat I can't afford. Ive been contemplating selling everything and getting out of the sport, I guess this is God's way of giving me a sign. The way it is in the WMA where I hunt(as well as the Davey Crockett National Forest which surrounds it), You can only harvest does during Archery or Muzzleloader seasons. By the time January comes around, most of the does have been pushed around so much that you'll hardly EVER see them again during the day unless you're driving. It's like they know you cant shoot them!! Good luck this season!!
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."